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Spain — High cost of firing permanent workers promotes temporary employment

4 December 2009

  Prime Minister, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, has proposed to adopt the German model of 'reduced working hours schemes' allowing firms to cut labour cost without making staff redundant, Agence France Presse reports. In Germany, the government pays workers 67% of the income loss caused by work...


Spain — High cost of firing permanent workers promotes temporary employment

4 December 2009

Prime Minister, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, has proposed to adopt the German model of 'reduced working hours schemes' allowing firms to cut labour cost without making staff redundant, Agence France Presse reports. In Germany, the government pays workers 67% of the income loss caused by working...


Belgium — Age discrimination is rife and thriving

4 December 2009

A new report published by InSites Consulting on behalf of staffing agency Tempo Team (previously Vedior) reveals that the over 50 year olds are not very much appreciated at their workplaces and that their younger colleagues doubt their abilities. Both companies and workers are badly prepared for...


The Netherlands — Randstad revenue trends improving

4 December 2009

  "The trends that have been discussed in our Q3 2009 presentation have so far continued into Q4 2009. In October revenue per working day decreased by 21% (year on year, organically), compared to a decline of 26% in September. In November the revenue trend keeps improving, evidently against an e...


UK — Parity H2 pre-tax profit expected to be down by 300,000 Pounds

4 December 2009

Parity Group Plc (PTY:LSE), the technology staffing and training firm has today published a trading statement. During the period since the group's last Interim Management Statement of 13 November 2009, it has become clear to management that the rate of improvement in revenue in Solutions will b...


Belgium — Age discrimination is rife and thriving

4 December 2009

  A new report published by InSites Consulting on behalf of staffing agency Tempo Team (previously Vedior) reveals that the over 50 year olds are not very much appreciated at their workplaces and that their younger colleagues doubt their abilities. Both companies and workers are badly prepared f...


UK — SThree trading update in line with market expectations

4 December 2009

  Full year results are expected to be in line with consensus market expectations at a gross profit of circa 168 million Pounds, down 23% year-on-year (2008: 218.9 million Pounds). The percentage share of non-UK gross profit is up from 45% in 2008 to 55% in 2009. SThree (STHR:LSE), the internati...


UK — SThree trading update in line with market expectations

4 December 2009

Full year results are expected to be in line with consensus market expectations at a gross profit of circa 168 million Pounds, down 23% year-on-year (2008: 218.9 million Pounds). The percentage share of non-UK gross profit is up from 45% in 2008 to 55% in 2009. SThree (STHR:LSE), the internationa...


UK — Parity H2 pre-tax profit expected to be down by 300,000 Pounds

4 December 2009

  Parity Group Plc (PTY:LSE), the technology staffing and training firm has today published a trading statement. During the period since the group's last Interim Management Statement of 13 November 2009, it has become clear to management that the rate of improvement in revenue in Solutions wil...


The Netherlands — Randstad revenue trends improving

4 December 2009

"The trends that have been discussed in our Q3 2009 presentation have so far continued into Q4 2009. In October revenue per working day decreased by 21% (year on year, organically), compared to a decline of 26% in September. In November the revenue trend keeps improving, evidently against an easi...